Date: 2/11/17 12:19 pm From: Lewis Burke (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Great Kiskadee
Thanks to Carl Miller and Roger Smith and their ears I was fortunate enough to see the Bear Is, (SC) WMA Kiskadee this morning. It is hanging out in the vicinity of where Steve Patterson found the bird.
I know there has already been some suggestion that the bird is an escapee. If you check ebird you will find that Kiskadees wonder pretty widely. They have been seen as far north as South Dakota and as far east as Slidell, La. I bird in Louisiana every year and there have been increasing reports of Kiskadees across the state especially moving east. Slidell is very close to the Mississippi line so the bird has crossed the Miss. River.